Directed by Taika Waititi, and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, and Mark Ruffalo.
Thor Ragnarok is the 3rd instalment of the Thor film series and the 17th addition to the MCU.
Thor: Ragnarok finds Thor without his hammer on the other side of the universe. He must survive a gladiatorial battle with fellow avenger, the Incredible Hulk in time to return to home in order to prevent Ragnarok, the end of Asgard itself.
So, basically, where the movie starts is 2 years after Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Thor is continuing his mission in looking for information regarding the Infinity Stones. He returns to Asgard to find that Loki is alive and that Odin is on earth. In Odins absense from Asgard, and Loki’s poor “ruling”, as a result, Hela, the Goddess of Death has broken free from her prison and wants the throne for herself, and Thor must stop her from unleashing Ragnarok.
One of the best aspects of the movie is the humour. The director, who is also best known for his comedic films does a fantastic job of bringing humour to the movie that doesn’t oversaturate it (and there’s a lot of it). He’s able to make it work without it feeling like it’s forced or out of place.
Another great aspect was how different the character of Thor is, without it feeling not like Thor. His character goes through some rough things in the movie. He’s different then he is from the last time we met him, and you see that with his interactions with his brother.
You learn that The Hulk, was sucked into a wormhole and landed on Sakaar, after he left on the quinjet at the end of Age of Ultron. His character is great as always, and you do learn some key aspects about his character, one of them being he can talk.
Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is another great character. You learn about why she is in the place where she is and how that makes her feel. You begin to understand her character and you feel for her.
I think we all know what happened, in the scene where it shows Loki walking pass the tesseract and briefly looking at it. I’m sure he took it.
I also wonder if the ship in the post credit scene is actually Thanos finding the space stone. I can’t recall if Loki has met Thanos, but I’m certain this scene somehow plays a part in what happens to Thor and Hulk in Infinity War.
I do feel that Hela was underused, even though she is one of the better villains Marvel have given us over the years. I wanted to see more from her and, am hoping that somehow she survived the end of the film.
Another minor issue I had was, I was hoping to see more of Thor and team on Asgard. I did feel like they rushed the ending just a bit and felt like they could’ve given us another 10-15 minutes, considering it was destroyed in the last bit of the film.
Other than that, I enjoyed everything else.
One of the most commendable comments I have is how different this movie is compared to previous MCU films. They really went in a direction that felt a lot different then other sequels in the MCU have done. I think, going forward, we will see what Kevin Feige said about how the next four films of the MCU are completely unique, and that’s a good thing
Overall, this movie is one of the MCUs best and definitely somewhere in my top 3 MCU films (where, I haven’t decided).
I definitely recommend this film, for MCU fans and general movie fans alike.